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FRAMES!! and whats good ??

15 May 2008 9:41AM
Looking for some info on framing companies, i.e. reasonibly priced good quality etc.

I have purchased my own portable studio and have some clients lined up and want to offer my prints framed as a service.

Any guidance would be appreciated!



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irishman 13 1.1k 2 Ireland
15 May 2008 9:50AM
Shaz, If I were you, my first port of call would be my local framers, as they can be as competitive, reliable and handy for collection. If you use them often enough, you will build up a rapport anf may get discounts etc.
jmolligo 11 60 United States
15 May 2008 10:21AM
An asian photographer who sells his work on the sidewalks in lower Manhatten uses frames from this site www.jn-arts.com. They are nice black plastic photo frames (very thin frame border, unobtrusive) with molded in hangers (ready to hang). I've gone to the site but it is in chinese - I didn't install the language pack, so I've never navigated the site (don't know if it is wholesale or retail, or whereabouts on the site you may find the particular frame I described). It might be worth taking a look, however.
FatHandedChap 11 1.3k England
15 May 2008 10:25AM
I agree with Martin. I did a lot of research on web based framers, but ended up with my local framer who was equally well priced (even more with the volume discounts I now get).

It's nice to have the personal touch, and they're always willing to accommodate my vagueries, and even rush orders and home deliver if needs be. (And I don't think any web based companies would buy me a couple of bottles of wine at Christmas!)
Chris_H 13 1.5k 1
15 May 2008 10:30AM
As everyone has said look out for local framers, I tried doing it myself by buying frames from the net, but it was more hassle than it was worth.

I get all my printing and framing done at the same place by the same person, after bringing in regular work I now get quite a good discount, because its the same person printing and framing my stuff the results are also consistent and I can often call up at short notice to get an image printed and framed that day.

CathyT 11 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
15 May 2008 10:40AM
Have a look HERE.

Click, create a frame or frame and mount.
Tricia Plus
11 325 Ireland
15 May 2008 10:46AM
Look at DIY Framing for everything you could need.
stibnite 10 131 United Kingdom
15 May 2008 1:16PM
bookmarking, got some links at home will post later
dasantillo 12 231 1 Wales
15 May 2008 1:35PM
I use Ready Made Picture Frame Co . Their prices are excellent, the quality spot on and they make bespoke sizes in any quantity, plus their customer service is always fantastic. I've ordered hundreds of frames from them and they've always sorted out any problems - breakages, defects, etc. immediately.

They have a huge range and also retail outlets if you want to have a look at the real thing before ordering at trade price.

The only downside is the minimum order, but if you go for them it's worth ordering the extra few to get free delivery.


thewaiter Plus
15 1.2k 9 England
15 May 2008 2:01PM
another suggestions is in the frame , used them for 20 frames in my recent exhibition, have a chat with Neil.

Don't be put off by the website!

stibnite 10 131 United Kingdom
15 May 2008 7:25PM
I have had one lot from here and they were very good value

For mounts I found this place but haven't used them yet


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